Do you know about the independently operated Stata listserver? Hosted at the Harvard School of Public Health, Statalist is an email listserver where over 5,100 Stata users from experts to neophytes maintain a lively dialogue about all things statistical and Stata.
If you have an Internet email address, you can subscribe, and it’s absolutely free. You do not have to own Stata to join Statalist.
Note: To receive a digest version of Statalist, type statalist-digest in the body of the message instead of statalist. For example, subscribe statalist-digest.
Statalist is maintained by Marcello Pagano. If you have private comments or difficulty with the automatic subscription software, send him email at email@example.com. If you subscribe to Statalist and your email address changes, Marcello can help you.
We recommend that all Stata users subscribe to Statalist. Subscribing is easy, and if it turns out not to be useful for you, unsubscribing is equally easy.
These sites provide archives of all postings to Statalist:
The StataCorp archive includes a search engine and allows individual posts to be viewed by thread or by date. The Harvard site allows direct access to individual postings and can be ordered by date, author, or subject.
Statalist ado-file archives
The Boston College Statistical Software Components Archive, maintained by Christopher Baum, contains all postings of complete programs or commands to Statalist. The archive also contains scripts and programs for other statistical and mathematical programs. All these programs may be accessed through two services:
The most reliable way to examine and install new commands from the Statalist ado-file archives is to use Stata’s ssc command.
For information on finding new commands from all resources, we recommend that you take a look at Finding resources from within Stata.